Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Treasure Hunt

Noah finished his independent work early today-- math, language arts, handwriting, map skills. He had been waiting f-o-r-e-v-e-r for Austin to finish his math.

Since waiting is SO hard, he asked if there was anything fun that he could do.

Y'know, video games, computer, movies, anything?

The good mommy in me said "NO. Just finding something to do... anything! Go outside, go ride your bike, bury some treasure, whatever... Just go!"

And boy, did he ever!

Look! It's a treasure map! For ME! And drawn with a CHOCOLATE scented marker!

*sniff* He loves me with the details.

He said that if I find the treasure, I can keep it. SO LET'S GO!

Map-- check. Shovel-- check.

He was very thoughtful to walk me through the (not-so-detailed) map.

He expertly knew the way and even carried my shovel for me.

Uh-oh. Obstacles on the bridge!

(I wonder if he originally intended it to be for Austin.)

Creepy bugs and a brick won't force me to turn around!

Down the slide and a trek to the stick in the ground. Turn right.

That's looks like the perfect place for an X to mark the spot!

It's just not treasure if you don't have to dig it up.

He's clever to realize that there are certain laws governing the hunting of treasure.

Even more proof of his cleverness (and perhaps slight OCD from his mommy)-- treasure safely nestled in a ziploc baggy! Yay!

Crayons, two pennies, a peppermint and more garbled marbles.

As great a treasure as that is, it doesn't shine a light to THIS treasure.

I love him so much it hurts. I like that kind of hurt.


Ruthanne said...

I laughed out loud at the "not-so-detailed" map comment. Too funny!

I'm diggin' the flip-flops.

Christine said...

I'm with Ruthanne. Love your flip flops. I love Noah Boah too. :) What a sweetie. So creative too. You ARE a GREAT mommy. Love you!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness how I love that boy!:) At least he didn't try doing a series of clues and have the SECOND clue be the one sitting out where everyone could see it, think it was trash, and then throw it away! :)

Brandy said...

That is so cute! I love it.

I am jealous that you have on flip flops!

Jac said...

what a fun mommy! With a very clever (and cute!) little boy!

P.S. I'm jealous of the flip flops as well...

RaD said...

That's cute. I love how creative your kids are. Mine are just starting to discover that side of themselves and I'm lovin' it.

Nice sunshiney pics. All we've had is rain, rain, rain lately.

Melissa Stover said...

that is so great! i love it when they entertain themselves so cleverly.

i have one kid who always finishes quickly and is waiting on the other too.

Melissa said...

Wow, he's so creative and cute. Great series of photos. l love his expression.

thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. :)

Rose said...

That is so neat that he would do that. It's always fun to watch kids become creative thinkers.

40winkzzz said...

i love it! those creative moments are when you know homeschooling is worth it.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

What an iventive little boy! I love how kids just come up with stuff so easily. I also love how you took pictures of the journey he took you on:)

Beckypdj said...

He is a treasure :)

Tracy said...

What a COOL Mom!

Lainie said...

How fun and sweet right down to the details! Love it!

We dig maps around here too and that is just bonus!

I'm glad you were able to enjoy your treasure hunt and one of your true treasures-- he is lovely (don't tell him I said that. Tell him I said he was total cool, way rad, and awesome!) :)

Ms. Anita said...

You just have too many friends, girl friend! :) (kidding!)

This is SOOO awesome! I miss homeschooling.

Karin Katherine said...

What a cool kid---and Mommy.
If I draw a treasure map will you follow it? Like to Florida on the plane?

Liberty said...

love it! love it! love it!

Robyn | Add a Pinch said...

What a love he is! And so creative to boot!

I left you a little something over at my blog.


Hope you like it.

Alison said...

Oh, that's such a great hurt!
Enjoy them-

Anonymous said...

I love little boys and their creative adventures! They always come up with something awesome.

Last night Alex wanted to go camping (it's 10 degrees outside). So the entire family camped out on the living room floor with sleeping bags and flashlights. It was quite fun!